Scenic Eclipse launches new Antarctica & The Americas brochure & inaugural Antarctica sailing

Scenic Eclipse (August 2019, Courtesy Scenic Cruises)As Scenic Eclipse wows guests on her inaugural voyage to Antarctica, leading luxury cruise operator Scenic launches the new “Antarctica & The Americas 2020/22” brochure – introducing an exciting new offering of escorted land journeys tailored to extend and enhance any Scenic Eclipse voyage.

Scenic Eclipse has amazed guests on her first sailing into Polar waters with a rare sighting of Emperor Penguins in the Weddell Sea. Captain James Griffith described this once-in-a-lifetime moment:

“Snow Hill Island is home to a large rookery of Emperor Penguins but it is incredibly rare to see them at this time of year when the sea ice limits access. Scenic Eclipse was originally only scheduled for a single stop at the Northern part of the Weddell, but on examining the ice charts we realized the opportunity to push the ship South towards Snow Hill Island. We spent around twelve hours in the ice where Scenic Eclipse excelled and demonstrated the value of her Polar Code 6 classification, 1ASuper Ice Class and unmatched manoeuvrability. I am genuinely excited to see what other amazing opportunities this exceptional ship will give us to show Antarctica to our Guests”.

The full range of Scenic Eclipse Antarctica cruises can be found in the new brochure.

NEW for 2020 – Scenic introduces a range of hand-crafted land itineraries which will link seamlessly to the Scenic Eclipse cruise and offer an intimate and authentic experience travelling with a maximum of 20 guests and expert Tour Directors to bring true insight into the culture, nature and history of South & Central America.

Soak up the atmosphere of South & Central America’s vibrant destinations, from Peru and Machu Picchu, Iguazú Falls and the landscapes of Patagonia, to cruising the Amazon or the Galápagos Islands. Or choose to unwind with a city stay or short extension to complement the ocean voyage.

Sample itineraries:

ANTARTICA IN DEPTH

16 day itinerary (Departing 15 February 2022 from £10,781 per person x Verandah Suite) highlights include:

Explore the most accessible and wildlife-rich region of Antarctica with only 200 guests on board, enjoy access to the broadest range of landing sites

Scenic Discovery excursions from shore visits to Zodiac cruises for wildlife encounters
Glide on a kayak through sheltered waterways and drift quietly alongside wildlife

Visit historic research huts and working scientific stations

Be surrounded by massive icebergs and ancient glaciers and learn about Antarctica’s unique wildlife and environment from the onboard expert Discovery Team

Board the Scenic Eclipse helicopters^ and soar above for amazing views

Dive below the surface in our Scenic Neptune^ submarine

Then extend the adventure with one of the following luxury land journeys:

8 Day Taste of Argentina & Brazil – (departing 5 March 2020 from £14,930 per person)
11 Day Highlights of Peru – (departing 18 February 2022 from £14,641 per person)
18-22 Day Highlights of Peru with Galápagos & Amazon Cruising – (departing 30 January 2021 from £23,245 per person)
9 Day Patagonian Adventure – (departing 8 November 2020 from £16,565 per person)

COASTAL AVENTURE – COSTA RICA TO PERU
14 day itinerary (Departing 9 October 2020 from £8,125 per person) highlights include:

Discover Darién National Park, one of the most important World Heritage-listed sites in Central America and only accessible by water on a small ship

Take a boat ride through the mangroves and learn about this unique ecosystem, or join a guide through the trails of the Extravaganza Rainforest

Fly through the tree tops of the Titi Canopy or have surf lessons in Manuel Antonio Beach.

Be amazed by the grace and elegance of the Peruvian Paso horse during a charming display from these beautiful native animals

Then head inland with one of the follow luxury escorted tour itineraries:

11 Day Highlights of Peru- page 100 (departing 9 October 2020 from £10,906 per person)
7 Day Costa Rica Nature & Wildlife – page 122 (departing 4 October 2020 from £9,906 per person)

(Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours)

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